The Fleece Witney

4.7
214 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Fleece overlooks the expanse of Witney’s beautiful Church Green. Since we took it over ten years ago it has twice been voted one of the top twenty pubs in the UK. Loyally supported by the people of Witney we are one of the few places in town where you can sit outside on sunny days, eating, drinking & watching the world go by.

We also have a private dining room for meetings or parties & 10 comfortable en suite bedrooms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 214 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Slow service and then rushed us before dessert. We would have finished in time if we hadn’t had to wait so long for the main course. Despite this lovely place

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 5 January 2022

We are sorry to hear this visit did not rise to the occasion and this is not how we would like our guests to leave us, we always strive to take all comments on board and we would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can look into this and make amends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Large party next to us DJ very noisy and couldn’t hear hear ourselves speak.. nobody’s fault as Christmas

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you were disturbed by the DJ, we hope this does not deter you from joining us in the future.

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zeus
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exceptional service , one meal was not as expected however there was no drama and no issue , an immediate replacement and no charge for the meal left - could not have asked for better service and support - a must go back to in the New Year ..

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 20 December 2021

This is a very kind review and we are smiling ear to ear reading your wonderful words regarding your experience with us on Saturday and thank you for the 5 stars.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fleece was great !
Lovely rooms .Staff were adorable so happy friendly and helpful.
It was our 1st anniversary and they made us a Special cheesecake and prosecco.
Will definitely return.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 11 December 2021

Thank you for such a kind review Julie, we are over the moon to hear the team made your special occasion one to remember. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Crufty73
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Safe, efficient and attentive staff. What more could you want?

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 4 December 2021

Thank you so much your lovely comments and the 5 Stars!

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AileenH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We have eaten here many times before and just had an ‘off’ day. However our concerns were dealt with excellently by the staff and we would not hesitate in coming back.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 25 November 2021

Aileen, thank you so much for leaving a review on your visit, we are sorry to hear we slipped up on this occasion but overjoyed to hear that it was sorted in a timely and efficient manner.

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MonicaT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fleece is a special place in Witney. It worths a visit even if one has nothing else to do in this charming town. The food is always tasty and carefully prepared and staff is exceedingly friendly.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 November 2021

Thanks for the smashing review Monica! we are so glad you find us so special.

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vipSteph
Buckinghamshire
57 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great find. Good quality food and excellent friendly service. A very nice touch bringing extra gravy and an extra little bowl of crispy roasties. Delicious pie! And great to offer a taster (generous) size of pud or cheese with coffee. A neighbourhood gem for sure.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 10 November 2021

Steph, Thank you so much for such a positive review, we are so glad you were wowed by our team! we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The host was excellent, offering us a choice of tables. The food was epic and the whole experience was very good. Recommend

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 10 November 2021

WOW Thank you so much for such an outstanding review! we are so glad your experience with us was so amazing.

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vipDeanJ
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first class service and food.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 26 November 2021

Thanks for this great review and the 5 stars Dean

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great decor and atmosphere. Lovely service and warm welcome. Will defo come back

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 31 October 2021

Thank you so much for the kind comments regarding the great service and lovely atmosphere, we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I had a lunch meal, and we both enjoyed it.
Thank you.
We will definitely come again!
Carolyn Scaysbrook

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 8 October 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We cant wait to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, good menu, delicious food, dog friendly and nice outside space - perfect for a sunny September afternoon. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely service, it was j

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening meal.
Attentive service despite a very busy pub.
Serena our server was great.
Wonderful ambience - outside seating. Thanks the Fleece

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 17 August 2021

Thank you for the lovely review and the 5 stars. Serena is great isn't she! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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MichaelE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beer, perfect service in a lovely location. Thank you!

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 17 August 2021

Thank you for the lovely review Michael and the 5 stars. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipSheilric
Oxford
69 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch with my friend. Will be back! Great service; friendly people. Love the outside space and the car park
Good value for money
Thank you

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 5 August 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and the lovely words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MattS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, especially the bannoffee cheesecake! And the service was perfect; attentive without becoming interfering. Can't recommend enough!

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 31 July 2021

Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with the outdoor dining right by the main Church Green. Really friendly service from all of the staff.

The starters were amazing as was the Sea Bream main. My wife’s Roast Beef was also great only spoiled a little by a sub par Yorkshire pudding and cracklings which both seemed like reheated from the lunchtime session and were not tasty. That said, apologies from the chef and a free dessert meant they took feedback seriously.

Overall a lovely evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary and would highly recommend a visit

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 24 July 2021

Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your wedding anniversary meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again.

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LaurenceK
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps some lighting on outside tables on front green area

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thank you for the lovely review LaurenceK and the 5 stars! Thank you for the feedback on the lighting. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SarahW
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, knowledgeable staff, well looked after.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 14 July 2021

Thank you for your support- we do it for guests like you! We hope to see you in the pub soon, Cheers!

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vipSheilric
Oxford
69 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Friendly, agreed to seating changes requested by my friend.
Enjoyed the sea bass and the Smidge of cheese with coffee
Definitely will be back

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thank you for the lovely review Sheliric and the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Jules
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Nice evening, staff helpful. Just wanted both my dishes to taste of garlic as described on the specials board! Sauces were bit bland, sorry. But I would go there again.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 3 July 2021

Oh no Jules- I'm so sorry to hear everything was not right. Please get in touch direct at reservations@peachpubs.co m, we would love to chat more about your experience. Thank you for your feedback and hopefully speak soon.

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PeterG
Oxford
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, a great experience

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 24 June 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review PeterG!

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KenA
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely location. Food was excellent, but prices were a little expensive in comparison to what I would normally pay for a lunch. Staff were friendly and attentive,

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 24 June 2021

Thank you for your review KenA we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always lovely here, great friendly service, lovely menu lots of choice and great value. I had the Lamb special today, although it was nice not my favourite dish I have had. Will always come back.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 19 June 2021

Lovely to hear- thank you, we hope to welcome you back soon!

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Gilly
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were lucky to be able to sit outside in the sunshine. All staff were very friendly and attentive. We had the pork ribeye and the sea bass specials. Delicious.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 9 June 2021

Haven't we been lucky with the weather lately! Thanks for your great review- we hope to see you again soon!

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Barbz
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Beautiful dining experience
But food was blunt had fish and it was rather plain not much seasoning
Service was great overall

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thank you for your feedback Barbz. We're pleased to hear the team looked after you, however we are very sorry to hear about your meal. We will of course take you feedback onboard. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Mangetout
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely day, perfect spot outside, excellent service and great staff.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thank you for the lovely review and the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again soon Mangetout.

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NavinC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...will be back!

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Navin. Glad we will be seeing you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon catching up with a colleague and friend I hadn’t seen for a long time due to Covid restrictions. Great food, friendly service and still good Covid controls.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 25 May 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you both again!

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Gt49
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal at the Fleece. There was a friendly and relaxed atmosphere but service was efficient. Great choice of food and the meals we chose were tasty, fresh and hot.
Good social distancing and it felt COVID safe.
We’d definitely eat there again.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 24 May 2021

Its good to be back! Thanks Gt49, we hope to see you again.

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CharlotteC
Herefordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my 93 year old grandmother in law. The waitress understood her needs and served soup and chips whilst the rest of the group has their starters. Then served her pudding when she had finished her own meal. It appeared to be no issues with serving her differently to the rest of the table.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 May 2021

Thanks for your review Charlotte. So pleased to hear the team looked after you and your party. We do hope to see you again soon!

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AndrewS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with friendly service.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 23 May 2021

Great news- thanks so much!

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Willow
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found the pub to be really well decorated, with a cosy outside seating area. I did sit inside purely for the fact that we are now allowed to sit indoors. The food was amazing and the staff were so lovely! We didn't even have to call anyone over as they were all keeping an eye for indications that we were ready to order or had finished with our meals.
It was overall just a really lovely experience and I will definitely be going back!

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again

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vipWineFan
London
74 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly and very good service. Food was tasty and fair value.

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you for your support- we do it for guests like you! We hope to see you in the pub soon, Cheers!

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AliceK
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, covid safe and staff really friendly. Outside rain cover was a nice touch and dog friendly too

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 16 May 2021

We love meeting out guests four legged friend! Thanks for your review- we're so pleased you enjoyed.

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madamjojo
London
89 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place so much that we've made it a regular haunt.

Lunch outside in the sunshine was lovely; my lunch of fresh spring asparagus with smoked salmon and a poached egg was cooked perfectly. My husband had the croquettes followed by the curry. We finished with coffee and a large pot of smarties delivered by our waiter.

A delightful lunch on a delightful afternoon, thank you

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 14 May 2021

Thank you Madam Jo Jo (Great name by the way!) Really pleased you had a good time and that we have become a regular place for you to visit. Thank you for your loyalty! We appreciate your feedback- noted your comment on the curry privately (😉 ) We hope to see you again soon

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Rhys
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, a nice place to eat and to chill and enjoy food

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 12 May 2021

Thank you Rhys- great to hear you enjoyed!

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WitneyPunter
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pandemic friendly, and waiters quick on their feet and forward thinking :)

The Fleece Witney
Responded on 12 May 2021

Thanks for the lovely feedback- great to hear the team looked after you. We do hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

The Fleece Witney offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01993 892270.

The Fleece Witney is rated 4.7 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.